Comedy – 1983 – HBO On Location Special – America’s Top Comedians Delivering Their Best Punch Lines

One of the best comedy programs on television during the decade of the 1980’s was HBO’s On Location…..which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein.  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein….and the program became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from comedians such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich…

Music – 1947 – Hank Williams Sr – Move It On Over

“Move It On Over“ is a very popular song written and recorded by the American country music singer-songwriter Hank Williams in 1947….as this was Williams’ first major hit….afterr reaching # 4 on the Billboard Singles chart. The song is considered one of the earliest examples of rock and roll music. Many others have recorded and performed the song subsequently…..notably the hit versions by George…

Music – 1941 – Dennis Massa – Swinging Stan The Man – With Career Highlights Of Cards 1B Stan Musial

The song Swinging Stan The Man is performed in this video in conjunction with career highlights of the St Louis Cardinals legendary HOF 1B Stan Musial….as MLB Commissioner Branch Rickey talks about the incomparable one in this video seen herewith. Stan Musiał (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013), nicknamed Stan the Man was an American baseball outfielder and first baseman….who spent 22 seasons in Major…

Boxing – 1914 To 1981- Special – Film Tribute To The Brown Bomber Joe Louis Heavyweight Champion

This video tribute to the life and boxing career of Joe The Brown Bomber Louis is nothing short of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile….for Joe Louis was truly a boxing legend and an American hero of the highest level.    Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known…

Music – 1949 – Hank Williams Sr – Lovesick Blues – Performed At Grand Ole Opry

“Lovesick Blues“ is a show tune written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest. It was recorded by Emmett Miller in 1925 and 1928, and later by country music singer Rex Griffin. The recordings by Griffin and Miller inspired Hank Williams to perform the song during his first appearances on the Louisiana Hayride in 1948. Receiving an enthusiastic reception…

MLB – 1939 – Highlights – Cleveland Indians Bob Feller + N Y Yanks Joe Dimaggio Take Season By Storm

Bob Feller (November 3, 1918 – December 15, 2010) who was nicknamed “The Heater from Van Meter“, “Bullet Bob“, and “Rapid Robert“….who was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians….where Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956….which was interrupted only by a four-year engagement in the Navy. In a career…

Horse Racing – 1941 – Highlights Of Triple Crown Winner Whirlaway – Ridden By Eddie Arcaro

Whirlaway (April 2, 1938 – April 6, 1953) was an American champion thoroughbred racehorse. The chestnut horse was sired by English Derby winner Blenheim….which was out of the broodmare Dustwhirl….and was bred at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Kentucky….while being trained by Ben A. Jones and ridden by Eddie Arcaro,…as Whirlaway won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1941….as seen in this video herewith.  Whirlaway was widely known as “Mr. Longtail”…

MLB – 1943 To 2002 – Inside Baseball Special – Tribute To Legendary MLB Broadcaster Ernie Harwell

William Earnest “Ernie” Harwell (January 25, 1918 – May 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster….who was known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games….where for 55 seasons….with 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers….Harwell called the action on radio and/or television.  In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.   Harwell was known for…

Boxing – 1985 – Barry Tompkins Provides A History Of Light Heavyweight Champs Vs Heavyweight Champs

Legendary HBO boxing analyst Barry Tompkins provides a wonderful history of light heavyweight boxing champions taking on heavyweight boxing champions….from Tommy Loughran vs Primo Carnera….to Archie Moore vs Floyd Patterson…..to Ezzard Charles vs Jersey Joe Walcott…..to Billy Conn vs Joe Louis….to Bob Foster vs Joe Frazier…..to Gene Tunney vs Jack Dempsey…..and then came the one…